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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. uc san francisco researcher shinya yamanaka wins the nobel for his work in medicine. he is responsible for a major stem cell breakthrough. yamanaka got his news at his home in japan. he shares the honor with a british researcher. today his colleagues at the gladstone institute in san francisco held a video news conference. yamanaka discovered how to transform ordinary skin cells into stem cells. it could one day help scientists grow taylor-made replacement organs. yamanaka said he was thankful for all the support he has received in the bay area. the president of the institute calls it a real breakthrough. >> this is a revolution in biology. no one thought it worked this way. that turning a few switches, you could create such a profound change in the identity of the cell. and this swept the world. >> researchers say this discovery could help with alzheimer's disease, heart, brain, and retina care. so congratulations to the researcher. >>> well, warning for women about a popular bay area trail. more on that tear fight attack, next. >>> also, he is facing a life sentence in pr
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